- One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves. Machiavelli Niccolo
Visit Steamboat Springs, Colorado
The City of Steamboat Springs, often shortened as Steamboat, is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Routt County, Colorado, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,088.
The city is an internationally known winter ski resort destination. Before Steamboat became the premier ski destination and resort it is today, the Ute Indians came to this area every summer. There was plenty of water, mineral springs, and mild weather and the area was ripe for hunting and fishing.
Today, Steamboat Springs is famous for its Champagne Powder skiing and year-round resort activities. The Yampa Valley offers a wide variety of things to do, in all seasons and for all ages, making Steamboat Springs a year-round vacation destination.
By 1913 the Steamboat Springs’ Depot was the largest cattle shipping center in the country. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, “The Art Depot” is now a thriving art and community center where you can enjoy exhibits, classes, and performances.
This City Park includes the oldest operating ski hill in Colorado and is named for Norwegian ski champion, Carl Howelsen, who introduced the community to ski jumping and recreational skiing. The all-season sports complex is home to the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, a training organization for aspiring and Olympic athletes.
Steamboat Springs offers a variety of things to do so you’re able to indulge in everything this mountain town has to offer.
In winter, enjoy a serene, snow-laden sleigh ride to dinner. Relish in a relaxing evening by the fire with a good book. Recharge with a warm soak in our natural hot springs or meet friends for a sunset gondola ride. Or add some outdoor adventure to your stay with dog sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing.
And there’s still plenty to do in the warmer months. Ride the trails on your mountain bike, take a guided hike, float in a hot air balloon, or simply relax by the pool with a cool drink. This is your chance to experience a helicopter tour, attend a professional rodeo, or learn to kayak. Cruise down the alpine slide or ride horses with the kids. Hone your golf swing on one of our professionally designed courses.